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Cuccinelli Settles Lawsuit Against Conservative PAC

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has settled a lawsuit on favorable terms with a conservative political action committee he accused of engaging in a national fundraising scam.

Federal court papers filed last week show that Cuccinelli and the Arlington-based Conservative StrikeForce PAC reached a settlement that will prohibit the PAC from using a political candidate's name for future fundraising efforts against the candidate's wishes.

The PAC also agreed to pay Cuccinelli's gubernatorial campaign $85,000 and give it exclusive rights to the PAC's direct mail and email donor lists.

Cuccinelli sued the PAC last September alleging that Conservative StrikeForce raised $2.2 million in 2013 by largely promising donors the money would help Cuccinelli in his ultimately unsuccessful Virginia campaign against Democrat Terry McAuliffe. The PAC only gave Cuccinelli's campaign $10,000.

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